This is the gritty truth, the life of a hustler in South Side Chicago, where the only characters are those who con and those who get conned. Trick Baby tells the story of White Folks, a blue-eyed, light-haired con artist whose pale skin allows him to pass in the streets as a white man. Folks is tormented early in life, rejected by other children and branded a trick baby, a child conceived between a hooker and her trick. Refusing to abandon his life in the ghetto and a chance at revenge, Folks is taken under the wing of an older mentor, Blue. What happens next is unbelievable. Only Slim could bring us the story of a hustler forced to learn the game and rise to the top. Its Slims story, and he tells it the only way he knows how: in the language of the streets.